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What is the difference between high school and college writing

Studying in college requires writing numerous papers. As a college student, one of the first things you are likely to learn is that writing for college is different from writing for high school. Surely you won’t have to give up all writing skills you acquired in school; as before, you will have to write clearly and correctly, have interesting thesis, construct focused paragraphs, write coherent conclusions, etc.

Still, many students enter college and keep using old high school writing strategies that are no longer relevant for college writing. For example, such techniques as five-paragraph scheme, are not flexible enough to provide universal and appropriate structure for college writing. Also, many of the old tricks, such as repeating yourself to meet ten-page requirement or using elevated tone for expression will let you down in your research paper.

So how is it possible to make swift and successful transition from high school to college in regards of writing?